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George Cole


My Brother's KeeperMy Brother's Keeper (1948)
Dir. Alfred Roome
Feat. Jack Warner, Jane Hylton, David Tomlinson
Rickety chase film from Gainsborough Pictures with two prisoners chained together making a dash for freedom.
Belles of St. Trinian's, TheBelles of St. Trinian's, The (1954) Recommended
Dir. Frank Launder
Feat. Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole
Classic pre–CARRY ON hi–jinks set in a seedy girl's school and based on Ronald Searle's cartoon series. Alastair Sim (in drag) plays…
Green Man, The / School for ScoundrelsGreen Man, The / School for Scoundrels (1957-1960)
Dir. Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer
Feat. Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas
A double feature of comedies starring Alastair Sim. The Green Man (1957) Dir. Basil Dearden – One of Sim's best films, playing an apparently…
Blue Murder at St. Trinian'sBlue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)
Dir. Frank Launder
Feat. Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Alastair Sim
Particularly raucous installment of the popular naughty schoolgirl series; this time their behaviour gets the headmistress thrown in jail and the…
Too Many CrooksToo Many Crooks (1959)
Dir. Mario Zampi
Feat. Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Sid James
Four incompetent, would–be criminals make a meal of a kidnapping–ransom plot in this farcical crime caper from the Rank Organisation.
Pure Hell of St Trinian's / Great St Trinian's Train RobberyPure Hell of St Trinian's / Great St Trinian's Train Robbery (1960-1966)
Dir. Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat
Feat. George Cole, Cecil Parker, Joyce Grenfell
A double feature of later 'St Trinians' comedies derived from Ronald Searle's cartoons (though without mainstay Alistair Sim). Pure Hell of St…
Shadows of Fear (TV Series)Shadows of Fear (TV Series) (1970)
Feat. Sheila Hancock, Ronald Hines, Edward Fox
Featuring some of Britain's most renowned stage and TV performers, this anthology series brings together eight plays with a 'chilling Hitchcockian…
Minder (TV Series)Minder (TV Series) (1979-1994) Recommended
Feat. George Cole, Dennis Waterman
Long–running British drama set around the shady activities of Arthur Daley (Cole) and his beleaguered 'minder'. Most entertaining for its…
Bounder, The (TV Series)Bounder, The (TV Series) (1982)
Dir. Vernon Lawrence
Feat. Peter Bowles, George Cole, Isla Blair
British series written by Eric Chappell (RISING DAMP) and starring Peter Bowles (TO THE MANOR BORN) in which a lovable rogue causes havoc in the…
Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini-Series)Blott on the Landscape (TV Mini-Series) (1985)
Feat. David Suchet, George Cole, Geraldine James
Cheeky, farcical BBC comedy is one of the better adaptations of Tom Sharpe's satirical works. David Suchet nails the defiant gardener Blott who,…

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